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Widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the English language, Edmund Spenser is famous for ‘The Faerie Queene’, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty. Spenser’s verse was notable for its premier craftsmanship and lyrical beauty, while his poetic innovations, such as the Spenserian stanza, would have a lasting impression on English literature. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete works of the Edmund Spenser, with rare texts, beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 2)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Spenser's life and works
* Concise introductions to the poetry and other works
* Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Academic text of the famous ‘Faerie Queene’, suitable for students, with line numbers, detailed contents tables and the complete extant text
* Includes a glossary section for the ‘Faerie Queene’ with definitions for difficult words, aiding your reading of this epic poem
* Also includes Spenser’s rare non-fiction work on Ireland
* Features two biographies - discover Spenser's literary life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
Edmund Spenser
* UPDATED with EDMUND SPENSER AND GABRIEL HARVEY’S CORRESPONDENCE, in response to customer review
* UPDATED with traditional indenting of lines to THE FAERIE QUEENE

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CONTENTS:

The Poetry Collections
THE SHEPHEARDES CALENDER
THE FAERIE QUEENE
COMPLAINTS
DAPHNAÏDA
AMORETTI AND EPITHALAMION
ASTROPHEL
COLIN CLOUTS COME HOME AGAINE
FOWRE HYMNES
PROTHALAMION
COMMENDATORY SONNETS

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
A VEWE OF THE PRESENT STATE OF IRELANDE
EDMUND SPENSER AND GABRIEL HARVEY’S CORRESPONDENCE

The Biographies
THE AUTHOR OF THE ‘FAERIE QUEENE’ by George Armstrong Wauchope
THE LIFE OF EDMUND SPENSER by John W. Hales

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